pregentrified

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pre- +‎ gentrified

Adjective[edit]

pregentrified (not comparable)

  1. Prior to gentrification.
    • 2007 April 29, Mireya Navarro, “A Lost New York as Seen From Way Out West”, New York Times:
      So at times does the portrait’s artist, Justin Bua, whose characters are from a world far away in place and time: the pregentrified streets of the Upper West Side of Manhattan in the 1970s and ’80s.